TOP PHOTO: East La Follette Baptist Church Youth Pastor Cody Mundy (left) welcomes ELBC Pastor Zach Lloyd back after his seven month battle with COVID-19. After being away from his church family since October, Zach Lloyd returned yesterday (May) for his first visit with friends and family at East La Follette Baptist Church.
CAMPBELL COUNTY, TN. (WLAF)- With few days in left in 2021, it is time to look back on the stories that captured the attention of WLAF viewers and readers. Today, we look at some of the stories of April, May and June.
A woman escaped without injury when her car caught fire this morning as she traveled along I-75. Click here for the story.
Little did Patrick Matlock know that when Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Shayne Wilburn knocked on his door that four other deputies had his house surrounded. On Monday, April 19, Matlock had two warrants for theft of property under $1,000 and an evading arrest charge. Click here for the story.
The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Interdiction Team was launched. The team, which is just the latest in Sheriff Robbie Goins’ advancements in the department, is already at work in the county. Click here for the story.
After four years as Mayor of the Town of Jacksboro, June Forstner attended her final meeting as mayor. Click here for the story.
The Eighth Judicial Drug Task force will cease operations. At one time, it was the organization tasked with investigating and arresting those trafficking in narcotics across Campbell, Claiborne, Scott, Union and Fentress counties. After a conviction was obtained, the DTF could seize items believed to be purchased with offenders’ ill- gotten gains. Click here for the story.
Airbnb rental properties and problems caused by renters and ATV riders was a hot topic at a LaFollette Planning Commission and board of zoning appeals meeting. Planning commission board members heard from several concerned citizens that live on or near Mohawk Lane in LaFollette regarding problems with renters at neighboring properties. Click here for the story.
The plan written between the East Tennessee Development District and his office began to deliver high speed internet service. Highlands Telephone Cooperative is delivering broadband service to the first customer in Elk Valley. Click here for the story.
After being away from his church family since October, Zach Lloyd returned for his first visit with friends and family at East La Follette Baptist Church. Lloyd had been battling COVID-19. Click here for the story.
In the early 2000s, local law enforcement spent its days chasing meth cooks determined to use an empty soda bottle to cook up their next hit. Now those days are over as the addicts have moved on to their next drug of choice- Heroin. “We have not had a meth lab in three years,” said Campbell County Sheriff’s Capt. John Long. Click here for the story.
Charley’s Pizza helped Camelot raise awareness of the need for foster parents. Click here for the story.
A homeless Campbell County man was found dead in Norris Lake on Monday afternoon, according to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department. Click here for the story.
A chain reaction wreck at the 13th Street stop light seriously damaged two small pick-up trucks and a four-door car all the while injuring a couple of the drivers. Click here for the story.
The Campbell County Commission discussed mostly financial issues at a Monday night workshop and budget meeting, tentatively approving a total of $97,291,077 in spending for all funds. The good news for county taxpayers was that the property tax rate was to remain the same as last year at $2.0659 for each $100 in assessed value. Click here for the story.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced a $250,000 parks and recreation grant for the City of LaFollette to develop an amphitheater. Click here for the story.
The first benefit ride for the Campbell County Cancer Association generated $880. Fast forward 10 years, and organizers Mike and Laura Vick announced the latest event raised more than $12,000. Click here for the story. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 12/29/2021- 6AM)